[tex-live] Install failed on Windows 8 (*.win32 packages involved)

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Tue Feb 25 10:46:09 CET 2014

Le mardi 25/02/14 à 09h51,
Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> a écrit :

> On Windows, I have run into timing problems before.

Okay. What is strange is that on this (recent hence supposed fast) PC,
the estimated time of the TL install, before this extra sleep was added,
was rather long (at the beginning of the process): about 55 minutes.

> But there is a more fine-grained timer module, which is included in
> w32 TL perl. From
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/896904/how-do-i-sleep-for-a-millisecond-in-perl
> ###
> use Time::HiRes qw(usleep nanosleep);
> # 1 millisecond == 1000 microseconds
> usleep(1000);
> ###

Do you mean one extra millisecond would be enough in most cases and
could added in the installer?

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